Colts Pre-Season Report

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The Colts returned to training on Monday 14th January after a 3 week break over the Christmas period.
It was pleasing to see that majority of the playing group utilised their time away from the club to not only rest and relax with family and friends, but to work on physical improvements. A number of players posted personal best 2km time trial numbers upon returning to training and we have seen a large number of players ‘buying in’ to the gym programs developed by 3rd year S&C Coach Marlee Hedley.
From a footballing perspective, the squad has been training well and we are excited to see what the group can bring in 2019. Ross McQueen and his coaching staff have been working hard on the fundamentals of the game with kicking, handballing, marking, spoiling, ground balls and tackling drills featuring heavily in their sessions. Over the coming weeks they will start to place a greater emphasis on ball movement, structures and team defence as we look ahead to pre-season matches.
Our country zoned players have joined us over the holiday break with 10 Great Southern players and 2 Kimberley players making the transition to Perth. The off-field aspects of their transition are always the most challenging and important and we are working closely with a number of boys as they continue to seek out employment opportunities. As always, if any of our valued members can assist with employment options, please contact the club. We are certainly excited by this crop of aspiring country lads and we are looking forward to seeing which of the boys will break through and play some good footy in 2019 and beyond.
The Colts will play a scratch match v West Perth at HBF Arena (Joondalup) at 5:30pm on Friday 15th February with official pre-season fixtures set to start on Saturday March 16th.
Warren Parker
Claremont Talent Manager

Optus WAFL Womens competition confirmed for 2019

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 10:52 AM - by Steve Tuohey

A new West Australian Football League Women’s (WAFLW) competition will kick off in 2019, with five teams to compete in the inaugural Optus WAFLW Premiership Season.

East Fremantle, Claremont, Peel Thunder, Subiaco and Swan Districts will each field a WAFLW team in 2019, with South Fremantle receiving a provisional license for 2020.

West Australian Football Commission CEO Gavin Taylor said the WAFLW competition was an exciting step forward for football in WA that would complete the talent development pathway from Auskick to AFLW.

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Pre-Season Report

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 11:59 AM

Our pre-Xmas training phase was extremely positive. Our retention of players and being able to add Declan Mountford, Harry McCracken, Jack Bradshaw and Callan England plus a host of eager and talented colts boys has made it an exciting place to be. A number of new faces are having a crack as well and it wouldn’t surprise me to see a couple step up. Our post Xmas training has also started well.
Our only heartache this campaign came with the neck injury to Tom Curren. Thankfully he will make a full recovery, but it definitely took the wind out of our sails. Tom has had a significant impact on our football club and the way the whole club  has responded in his adversity with their support has been magnificent to witness.
The players to watch out for based on their training performances are as follows:

Dec Hardisty  - Has been fantastic. Really confident and looks like he’s going to another level in 2019.

Eddie Simpson  - Really puts in the work. Looks lean and strong and has been training well. Gives us a great ruck and tall forward option.

Jeremy Goddard - Working really hard. Durable and hardly misses a session. Covering the ground well for a big man and added a lot of aggression to his training as he fights for his spot.

Jack Lewsey  - Has gone to another level. Strong, fit, hard. It will be very tough to get a touch on this bloke in 2019.

Kaiden Gilbert  - Has not missed a thing and is really growing in confidence and belief. Fit, strong and developing leadership.

Tyron and Dylan Smallwood  - Big wood and little wood are really putting in. I expect big things from both lads if training is any indication.

Jack Monaghan  - Has probably been our most impressive graduating colt. Hasn’t missed a session. Works hard in the gym and will play a lot of senior football at Claremont.

Dec Mountford, Jared Hardisty and Alec Waterman  - Are teaming really well in the middle of the ground.

Bailey Bennett  - Has returned in super condition. Stronger and fitter and will also push hard for regular League selection.

Haydn Busher, Anton Hamp and Ian Richardson  - Have been the senior players who haven’t missed a beat and are setting themselves up for success this year.

Jack Bradshaw  - Has really committed and shown a lot of class. I’m expecting he will add a lot to our forward line with how he is buying in.
There has been quite a few lads returning from injury that are not too far away.
Bailey Rogers, Riley Morgan, Ryan Murphy, Alex Manuel, Jack Beeck, Jye Bolton, Fraser Gilbert, Matt Palfrey, Jacob Sideris, Jake Murphy, and Nick Winmar are all putting in the long hours in rehab to set themselves up for success.
The players and coaches are really driven to improve all aspects of our club. We want to continue to be more inclusive of all our people. Mums, Dads, family, wives, girlfriends, partners, past players young and old. We have an outstanding facility and great people who care, so hopefully we will see a lot more faces around the club in 2019.
Go Well,
Darren Harris
League Coach


Curren's Injury Blow

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Pre-season training is always a gruelling experience, none more so than for Tom Curren who suffered a freak accident just prior to the Christmas break. Whilst competing for a loose ball, Tom made awkward contact with an opponent and suffered a neck injury in the process. Rushed to hospital due to the nature of the contact it was discovered that he sustained a fracture to his upper cervical spine. Thankfully there was no extended damage however for the bone to heal appropriately, he is currently in a neck brace and will be for the next 6-8 weeks as part of his recovery. This is a bitter blow for Tom who was able to complete the majority of pre-season for the first time in a few years following niggling foot issues.
“It’s obviously not an ideal situation and it has been somewhat frustrating for many reasons, I’ve got to consider myself lucky to be able to walk away from it with no real long-term compromises. Realising the reality of what could have been is probably the scary part of it all, I’ve never been one to take things for granted and I do appreciate the little things but on the back of this, it’s something that will be exaggerated further once I’m back to full health.”
“So far the recovery has been smooth, my first follow up appointment was positive, not a lot came from it although essentially the specialists confirmed nothing out of the ordinary has popped up and in terms of how I’ve started the recovery process during the first four weeks, I’ve just got to do more of the same for the next four before the next appointment.”
“The club and the boys have been great, I’ve felt supported throughout the process so far which has certainly made the situation a bit easier. Not only from visits to the hospital but text messages and catch ups definitely help the psyche so that’s something I can’t express how much I appreciate. The injury has made me evaluate what I want to do from a career point of view too, so with the club’s help, I’m currently exploring what avenues or options that might be available to pursue and really establish a career.”
After getting the neck brace off Tom will build into his running, training and weights and is already itching to return to the field. Tom will be no stranger to the club during his recovery, taking on roles within our strength and conditioning team and assisting the reserves group as a line coach.
The players can already see some light at the end of their pre-season tunnel with our first practice match of 2019 scheduled for Thursday 14th February at Arena Joondalup. It will also be our first chance to face former League Assistant Geoff Valentine since he took the reins at West Perth at the end of 2018.

Colts Apparel Branding Opportunity

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 12:27 PM

We are currently looking for sponsors to fill our colts playing jumpers. This is a great opportunity for your company to increase your brand awareness, whilst also supporting your local WAFL club’s talent pathway.

Apparel branding can give your company significant exposure, not only through the club’s channels but through external media. Photos, videos & articles regarding the club have been published in a variety of online and print media outlets, such as; the West Australian Newspaper, Western Suburbs Weekly, Sunday Times Newspaper, Perth Now (online), WAFL website and Facebook page (over 29,000 followers) to name a few.


All sponsors also receive the following benefits:

  • Your company logo will be listed on our website & will be hyperlinked to your company website.
  • Your company logo will be included in our club publications; the season guide (Tiger Talk) & the annual report.
  • Your company logo will be included on the TV slides that are shown during club events & president’s luncheons.
  • Your company logo will be included on the programs for our president’s luncheons.
  • Your company will be included in the CFC Business Directory.

You also have the option to purchase colts apparel branding on its own or as part of a sponsorship package, which includes additional benefits.


To the left is an example of how your company’s logo can gain significant exposure through our apparel branding.

In 2018, Jordan Clark played for WA in the under 18 championships, was included in the All-Australian team and towards the end of the season he moved up from our Colts to debut for our League side. He was also pick #15 (to Geelong) in last year’s NAB AFL Draft.

Jordan Clark received media coverage throughout the season, with many of our sponsors featured. Jordan is just one example of how your company can gain significant exposure through our apparel branding.  




Please contact Darcy Coffey or Emily Talbot for more information.

Darcy Coffey –

Chief Executive Officer

Emily Talbot –

Marketing Coordinator


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 1:04 PM

The Claremont Football Club has entered the most exciting chapter of its 92-year history.

After our first full season back at our traditional home on Davies Road, we are now the envy of the Western Australian state level sporting landscape. Our new state-of-the-art building is at the heart of the ‘Claremont on the Park’ precinct offering superb viewing and social facilities for Tiger fans on match days and other functions and events alike. With the planning and development of some 750 apartments, housing approximately 1500 residents surrounding the Claremont Oval, the complex is an inviting and engaging community hub with places and spaces for the wider community to connect.

We invite you to be part of this exciting new era by considering the opportunities available through sponsoring our club. By partnering with the Claremont Football Club, you will be aligning yourself with a strong community focused brand with a long proud history. Our past is a rich tapestry that epitomises effort, inclusion and growth; and our future will be built on this foundation. Our new facility is a testament to that.

Join the Tigers in 2019, and be a part of something special.

Darcy Coffey

Chief Executive Officer


Please contact Darcy Coffey or Emily Talbot to receive a copy of our 2019 sponsorship packages.

Darcy Coffey –

Chief Executive Officer

Emily Talbot –

Marketing Coordinator


Other sponsorship opportunities that are available are:

- Player Sponsor

- Community Partner

Meet Our Senior Coaches For 2019

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 3:31 PM

With many of our assistant coaches moving on at the end of the 2018 season, the Club would like to introduce our 2019 coaching staff. 

Player Development: Simon Nimmo
Former Claremont player, Simon Nimmo, returns to the Club in 2019. Simon played 104 games during his 7 seasons at Tigerland. He will be helping out with player developement in 2019.
Reserves Coach: Brayden Duckworth
Wanneroo Amateur Football Club premiership coach Brayden Duckworth will join the team in 2019. Brayden played 4 seasons at West Perth and 1 at Swan Districts before moving to Wanneroo. Brayden will be taking over the role of Reserves Coach from Steven Armstrong.
Forwards Coach: Trinity Handley
Two-time Claremont premiership player Trinity Handley will return to Tigerland in 2019. Trinity played over 180 games, starred in 5 grand finals and was a versatile player during his 10 seasons at Claremont. After retiring in 2014, Trinity returns to the Tigers to take over from Craig White as the Club’s Forwards Coach.
Mids Coach: Steven Armstrong
West Coast Eagles premiership player and our 2018 Reserves Coach, Steven Armstrong, will remain at Claremont in 2019. Steven will take over from Andrew Embley as the Club’s Mids Coach.
Backs Coach: Josh Pullman
Former Swan Districts and South Fremantle player, Josh Pullman will join the Tigers in 2019. After retiring in 2017 having played 89 WAFL games and 60 NEAFL games, Josh looks to pursue his coaching career. He will be taking over from Geoff Valentine as our Backs Coach.  

Returning Coaches

League Coach: Darren Harris 

Ruck Coach: Percy Johnson

Featured Photo

Left to Right: Darren Harris, Simon Nimmo, Trinity Handley, Percy Johnson, Brayden Duckworth, Steven Armstrong & Josh Pullman.

Notice Of Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Claremont Football Club, 3 Davies Road, Claremont on Thursday 13th December 2018 (tomorrow) commencing at 6.00pm.

Please follow the links below to read the attached documents.

2017 AGM Minutes

AGM Agenda 

CFC Constitution 

2018 Annual Report

Country Zoned Players Seeking Accommodation For 2019 Season

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Each season a number of talented footballers make the journey from our Kimberley and Great Southern Zones to Perth to represent the Claremont Football Club.

Many of these players are 17-18-years-old and are leaving their family homes for the first time, seeking employment and accommodation as they pursue their footballing dreams.

I would like to reach out to all members of the ‘Claremont Family’ and ask those in a position to assist these players in their transition to raise your hands and contact the club.

If you have a spare room or rental property that you can offer to a player or can assist in taking on an apprentice or employing an extra staff member please let me know. No offer is too small and all will be appreciated.

These young men do not expect anything for free and take nothing for granted. All who take on players will be compensated as players are willing to pay rent, utilities, food etc. They can also be a handy pair of strong hands when it comes to those odd jobs around the house!

Some of the most talented players to have represented the Claremont Football Club are originally from our Country Zones.  These talented individuals both past and present include CFC Games Record Holder Darrell Panizza, 100 game player Keifer Yu, up and coming prospect Jordan Clark and Carlton’s Sam Petrevski-Seton.

Your spare room, property or employment opportunity could potentially set the foundation for Claremont’s next star or even the next AFL draftee.

Please contact CFC Talent Manager Warren Parker for more details or to answer the call for help.

Mob. 0416 568 271


Nomination Forms: CFC Directors

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 2:09 PM
Dear Members,

In accordance with the Claremont Football Club Constitution and Rules, nominations are hereby called for the following positions:
3 x Directors (2 year term)
Nomination Forms are available from the Claremont Football Club Office by phoning 08 9384 9200 or emailing
Nomination forms can also be downloaded here: CFC Nomination Form
Nominations must be made on the approved Nomination Form and signed by the Nominee, Proposer and Seconder, all of whom shall be current financial members.
Nomination forms must be lodged at the Club office at 3 Davies Road, Claremont no later than 5.00pm on Friday 16th November 2018.
Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Claremont Football Club, 3 Davies Road, Claremont on Thursday 13th December 2018 commencing at 6.00pm

Darcy Coffey
Chief Executive Officer